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October 7, 1991 | RICHARD S. GINELL
No one ever said that a composer's life would be easy. Back in 1976-77, James Hopkins was hard at work writing his Symphony No. 5 for Antal Dorati and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington. But as bad luck would have it, Dorati left the orchestra later in 1977 for Detroit, and the promised performance at the Kennedy Center never took place.
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April 24, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One work begets another. Last April, James A. Hopkins composed "Echo: Come to Me in the Silence of the Night," a setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti, for the Pacific Chorale. "It was quite a hit with the chorus, enough so [that] I decided maybe I would incorporate it as one of a larger set," Hopkins said in a recent phone interview from his Pasadena home. "So I added three movements, also on the poetry of Christina Rossetti."
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April 21, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES
USC composer James Hopkins wasn't daunted by being asked to write a memorial piece for a young Orange County man killed in a freeway accident. "My music tends to be on the serious side," he said in a recent phone interview. "I felt very at ease with that. I did feel a little uncomfortable of how you do something that says 'Death is not the end, but something along the way.' " The new work, "Songs of Eternity," will receive its premiere by the Pacific Chorale on Sunday.
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June 4, 1997
Bowing to protests from angry athletes, the U.S. Forest Service has canceled a ban on climbing at Cave Rock in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The Forest Service had ordered climbers to stay off the rock in deference to the Washoe Indians, who consider it sacred. But rock climbers threatened to sue, arguing that the government cannot make rules that promote any particular religious beliefs.
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June 4, 1997
Bowing to protests from angry athletes, the U.S. Forest Service has canceled a ban on climbing at Cave Rock in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The Forest Service had ordered climbers to stay off the rock in deference to the Washoe Indians, who consider it sacred. But rock climbers threatened to sue, arguing that the government cannot make rules that promote any particular religious beliefs.
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April 24, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One work begets another. Last April, James A. Hopkins composed "Echo: Come to Me in the Silence of the Night," a setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti, for the Pacific Chorale. "It was quite a hit with the chorus, enough so [that] I decided maybe I would incorporate it as one of a larger set," Hopkins said in a recent phone interview from his Pasadena home. "So I added three movements, also on the poetry of Christina Rossetti."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big new piece by Pacific Chorale composer in residence James Hopkins doesn't arrive until June, but two new smaller-scale works by Hopkins will get their premieres tonight at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Music director John Alexander will conduct Hopkins' "Come to Me in the Silence of the Night" and "A Calendar." The big work, "Songs of the Sea," will require an orchestra.
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June 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two U.S. citizens accused of being Al Qaeda loyalists were each ordered held without bail when they appeared in federal courtrooms in New York and Florida. Tarik Shah, 42, waved and smiled at supporters and appeared relaxed at his preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan before Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz. In Fort Pierce, Fla., Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 50, told U.S. District Judge James Hopkins that he had not hired a lawyer. The judge set the next hearing in his case for June 6.
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March 24, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The premiere of a work by James Hopkins of USC and a performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah" with Metropolitan Opera baritone Sherrill Milnes in the title role will highlight the Pacific Chorale's three-concert, 1992-93 season, which was announced Monday. Hopkins' "How Beautiful It Is" was commissioned by the Orange County Philharmonic Society to commemorate the season--the chorale's 25th--and will premiere on April 25, 1993. "Elijah" will open the season Nov. 1.
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April 15, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The premiere of a work by James Hopkins of USC and a performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah" with Metropolitan Opera baritone Sherrill Milnes in the title role will highlight the Pacific Chorale's three-concert, 1992-93 season, announced Monday. Hopkins' "How Beautiful It Is" was commissioned by the Orange County Philharmonic Society to commemorate the season--the Chorale's 25th--and will premiere on April 25, 1993. "Elijah" will open the season Nov. 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big new piece by Pacific Chorale composer in residence James Hopkins doesn't arrive until June, but two new smaller-scale works by Hopkins will get their premieres tonight at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Music director John Alexander will conduct Hopkins' "Come to Me in the Silence of the Night" and "A Calendar." The big work, "Songs of the Sea," will require an orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES
USC composer James Hopkins wasn't daunted by being asked to write a memorial piece for a young Orange County man killed in a freeway accident. "My music tends to be on the serious side," he said in a recent phone interview. "I felt very at ease with that. I did feel a little uncomfortable of how you do something that says 'Death is not the end, but something along the way.' " The new work, "Songs of Eternity," will receive its premiere by the Pacific Chorale on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 1991 | RICHARD S. GINELL
No one ever said that a composer's life would be easy. Back in 1976-77, James Hopkins was hard at work writing his Symphony No. 5 for Antal Dorati and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington. But as bad luck would have it, Dorati left the orchestra later in 1977 for Detroit, and the promised performance at the Kennedy Center never took place.
BOOKS
December 30, 2001 | DAVID EHRENSTEIN
"The time has come when we can seriously and without sensationalism assess the gay and lesbian experience of studio-era Hollywood," wrote William J. Mann in "Wisecracker," a biography that explored the very public "private life" of gay silent-era-leading-man-turned-interior-decorator-to the-ruling-class, William Haines.
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March 6, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 16th annual Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar this year offers works both old and new, and from Near to Fasch. The June 16 opening concert of the series features a concerto by Baroque composer Johann Friedrich Fasch, prepared from unpublished manuscripts from the Archducal Library in Darmstadt, Germany. The next night, organist Daniel Kerr presents "Triptych and Fugue" by contemporary American composer Gerald Near.
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